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Old 07-31-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Water Hose Cleaning

This might seem like a dumb question, but if I flush and sanitize my water tank and plumbing in the TT how do I make sure that there is no bacteria in the water hose that I connect with? What does everyone else do? Or do most not even bother with it?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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I just take care to get all the water I can out of the hose before stowing it. Has worked so far.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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Same here, drain it, roll it up and attach the 2 ends together till the next stop.
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Same here, drain it, roll it up and attach the 2 ends together till the next stop.
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When I connect to water supply, I run water through hose before connecting up to TT

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I guess you could also put a cap or hose gun on one end and pour a bleach/water mixture in the other end until full. Im not sure if it will have any negative effects on the hose material though.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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I drain all water out of the hose after use, but do NOT connect the ends while stored. That way it has a chance to dry, without mildew or mold from the moisture that would get trapped inside. Then run some water through before connecting the next time, to flush out any bugs that might have gone inside.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:21 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, between campsites I was attaching both ends of the hose. I am thinking after reading the posts that when I sanitize next year I will attach the hose to the outside shower with a coupler and cap off the other end, then flush.

Thanks for all the help.
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I drain all water out of the hose after use, but do NOT connect the ends while stored. That way it has a chance to dry, without mildew or mold from the moisture that would get trapped inside. Then run some water through before connecting the next time, to flush out any bugs that might have gone inside.
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I drain, coil, and attach the ends. I leave my 90 degree elbow and pressure regulator attached all the time to the hose. I also run the hose for a minute or two if possible before attaching or filling.
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I drain, coil, and attach the ends. I leave my 90 degree elbow and pressure regulator attached all the time to the hose. I also run the hose for a minute or two if possible before attaching or filling.
X2 I also drain the filters and then attach my short hose to close the loop. We have a sediment filter and a charcoal filter.
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